Lesson 6:


At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Find and insert pictures into Microsoft Moviemaker
  2. Insert text into Microsoft Moviemaker
  3. Insert sound into Microsoft Moviemaker

Teacher Materials:

Student Materials:

  • Computer, Microsoft Moviemaker, Completed Storyboards

Guided Practice:

  • Have the students submit their completed storyboards at the end of class for assessment
  • Have the students open Microsoft Moviemaker on computers next to their group partners
  • Open Microsoft Moviemaker and project the image for the students to see everything you do.
  • Emphasize to students that you will help them, but the groups are expected to overcome some obstacles as independently as possible.
  • Show students the "Movie Making Tips" list on Moviemaker and explain that anything they might want to do, but not know how to do, can be searched and learned using that link. Of course, you will be there to help when they have questions.
  • Open the Digital Storybook Project Introduction video and demonstrate how pictures are inserted into Microsoft Moviemaker
  • Demonstrate how effects are attached to pictures
  • Demonstrate how text is inserted into the movie
  • Demonstrate how effects are attached to the text
  • Demonstrate how sound is inserted into the movie
  • Demonstrate how effects are attached to sound
  • It is critical that student understand that the Microsoft Moviemaker storyboard runs independent tracks of visual, audio, and effects. Therefore, adjustments in one track will not be made in the other tracks. This is why it was so critical for the storyboards to be made ahead of time, so that story adjustments during the technological implementation will be less likely and the focus can simply be on inserting media and effects from beginning to end.
  • Have the groups begin to transfer their storyboard to Microsoft Moviemaker


This lesson will probably not take the entire class. This will provide struggling groups to catch up with their storyboards. The lesson provides a discussion of the basic abilities of Microsoft Moviemaker, but it should be emphasized to students that the software is capable of a great deal more that they can search for and discover.


Students will be assessed according to their ability to transfer their storyboards to Microsoft Moviemaker, using visual and auditory components. Effects and creativity are also a large portion of the project, as discussed by the File:Digital Storybook Project Instructions.doc.

Next: Lesson 7:

US History Through Digital Storybooks

ETAP 623 Spring 2010